Stan Collender

Shutdown Averted, But Flint Still Waits

The “agreement” to fund Flint is entirely theoretical, and these temporary band-aids only feed into the argument that government is inefficient.

How Big Money Corrupts the Budget

I was there when lobbyists discovered the congressional budget process. It was 1975 and I was a summer intern with the Senate Budget Committee. The committee’s Democratic chairman, Ed Muskie from Maine, had just done what at the time was...